USS Donald Cook Departs Romania

Release Date: 04/17/2014 | 1715

U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

CONSTANTA, Romania - The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed Constanta, Romania after completing a scheduled port visit designed to enhance multinational interoperability with NATO allies in region, April 17.

Donald Cook, currently operating in the Black Sea, will continue to be an example of the U.S. Navy's commitment to strengthen ties while working toward mutual goals and reassuring our NATO allies that we share a commitment to promote peace and stability in the region.

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CONSTANTA, Romania (April 17, 2014) - Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) haul in mooring lines as the ship departs Constanta, Romania. Donald Cook, the first of four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to be forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is serving on a scheduled patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations as part of the President's European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) to ballistic missile defense in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Edward Guttierrez III/RELEASED) Join the conversation on Twitter follow us on Facebook and while you're at it check us out on Google+

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CONSTANTA, Romania (April 17, 2014) - Cmdr. Scott Jones, right, commanding officer of the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), and Lt.j.g. Joshua Howell, Donald Cook's navigation officer, plot a course for the ship as it departs Constanta, Romania. Donald Cook, the first of four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to be forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is serving on a scheduled patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations as part of the President's European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) to ballistic missile defense in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Edward Guttierrez III/RELEASED) Join the conversation on Twitter follow us on Facebook and while you're at it check us out on Google+

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CONSTANTA, Romania (April 17, 2014) - Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) haul in mooring lines in preparation for departing Constanta, Romania. Donald Cook, the first of four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to be forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is serving on a scheduled patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations as part of the President's European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) to ballistic missile defense in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Edward Guttierrez III/RELEASED) Join the conversation on Twitter follow us on Facebook and while you're at it check us out on Google+

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CONSTANTA, Romania (April 17, 2014) - Fire Controlman 3rd Class Amber Nielsen stows mooring lines as the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departs Constanta, Romania. Donald Cook, the first of four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to be forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is serving on a scheduled patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations as part of the President's European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) to ballistic missile defense in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Edward Guttierrez III/RELEASED) Join the conversation on Twitter follow us on Facebook and while you're at it check us out on Google+

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CONSTANTA, Romania (April 17, 2014) - Interior Communications Electrician Fireman Joseph Sans folds the ensign as the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departs Constanta, Romania. Donald Cook, the first of four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to be forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is serving on a scheduled patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations as part of the President's European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) to ballistic missile defense in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Edward Guttierrez III/RELEASED) Join the conversation on Twitter follow us on Facebook and while you're at it check us out on Google+